Thank you Robert, Cheryl and Felicia of Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Clementi). HAPPY NATIONAL VET TECH WEEK!
“I’ve always wanted to help sick animals. I was brought up on a farm & took care of my father’s animals. There was limited access to vet care back then so I thought if I studied for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, I’ll be able to help animals & make a difference.” ~ Robert
“I enjoy cycling & fishing. I used to fish with my father when I was young, to bring food to the table. I have a fish pond back in the Philippines for both business & leisure.”
“My family, my wife & kids inspire me a lot. But it is the Lord who gives me direction & my faith in Christ gives meaning to everything that I do. I live by this bible verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil 4:13).”
“I joined Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Clementi) in 2003. I love what I presently do as a vet technician. One day, I would want to practise in the Philippines or by God’s grace, own a ranch & raise my own livestock.”
“Seeing owners smile when their pets recover or are well taken care of brings me satisfaction & joy. It is very rewarding when you know your efforts have paid off.”
“As a child, I decided there simply wasn’t any other career path for me besides working with animals.” ~ Cheryl
Participating in the Singapore Kennel Club’s Championship Dog Show.
“I joined Mount Pleasant on Valentine’s Day last year. I love providing personal attention to our patients & their families, to see cases from beginning to end. Now, in my 21st year of working with furred, feathered, finned & scaly pets; from grooming to helping feral parrots & cats live with humans to hand raising neonates of many species to nursing in clinical practice, I know I made the right choice all those years ago.”
“There’s nowhere else I’d rather be – working towards my career goals of learning advanced surgical theatre skills & practice management. I also try to be an advocate for welfare of veterinary support staff. I treasure all opportunities to work with the loves of my professional life – rabbits & other pocket pet patients & on emergency & critical care cases.”
“Tammy was hospitalised for skin problems during which her family realised they could not cope with her aggressive behaviour. Tammy bonded with me & I did not hesitate to adopt her. She has improved a fair deal since I brought her home & we will continue to work towards more socially acceptable behaviours.”
“Few people know that I crochet various items for humans & pets. I designed my own pet bed that can be used in multiple ways.” Aren’t these lovely!
“I draw inspiration from people I meet – everyday, simple words true to heart can be inspiring. I believe in the motto: Live & let live. Whatever is meant to be will be when the time is right.”
“I joined Mount Pleasant in August last year. I always love the idea of working with animals, therefore it led me to pursue a diploma in Vet Technology in Temasek Polytechnic. It’s a bonus that my two best friends are also working in Mount Pleasant.” ~ Felicia
“It is very frustrating when we have very sick or dying patients & there is nothing more we can do to make them better. We also meet many rescued homeless strays like Chloe. Thankfully she found a good home!”
“One of the best moments of my job was meeting Gerry! She was a rescued stray & previously our clinic dog. I fell in love with her & had to bring her home. Muffin the corgi is my very first dog. I adopted her from a friend 6 years ago when she was just a pup.”
“I love to see the smiles on my dogs’ faces. Knowing they are happy makes me happy too!”
“I played the piano for over 10 years & I love to sing. I would be a singer If I could! My favourite quote: Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back & realise they were the big things.”